PSYC22005 - Clinic Team III

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinic Team III builds on Clinic Team II to provide you with advanced practice skills required for the professional competencies in clinical psychology specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and to prepare you for the Registrar Program to gain an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. This includes the culturally-sensitive, evidence-based practice of clinical psychology, both autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. During your clinical practicum in a community-based setting, you will continue to develop your knowledge and skills to formulate and share case conceptualisations and intervention plans.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: PSYC21008 Clinic Team II.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Reflective Practice Assignment 0%
3. Presentation 0%
4. Case Study 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Too much time sent on placement discussion. Some students suggested more structured and regular time slots allocated for placement discussions.
Recommendation
Placement discussion process will be modified to ensure more effective use of class time.
Action Taken
More regular time slots were structured into the lecture to allow enough and equal time to cover all content.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Some students reported dissatisfaction with the Learning Resources, although exactly which Learning Resources is unclear.
Recommendation
Recommend creating a library/pool of relevant resources and ensuring any additional resources are current, relevant to the subject and always available online.
Action Taken
Students and lecturer contributed to a shared pool of resources available on Moodle.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
A few students were dissatisfied with Assessment Tasks and/or Assessment Requirements.
Recommendation
Recommend early discussions with students explaining the Assessment Requirements and explore how to integrate them into engaging learning practices.
Action Taken
Early discussions with students regarding the importance of Assessments was undertaken.
Source: Student end of term evaluations
Feedback
Students wanted to learn more about the focus and structure of each external placement.
Recommendation
Discussions about placements will be formally incorporated into the first lecture of the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student end of term evaluations
Feedback
Would rather have group discussions of teaching content than didactic teaching and this may encourage greater and more inclusive class discussion.
Recommendation
Recommend delivering the teaching content more as a class discussion rather than a didactic lecture.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student end of term evaluations
Feedback
The unit coordinator was flexible to student needs and open to feedback.
Recommendation
Opportunities for students to give feedback and voice their concerns will be offered again this year.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Perform clinical psychology assessment, intervention and associated activities in a community-based clinical setting
  2. Apply ethical decision making in clinical psychological practice
  3. Communicate effectively and professionally with clients, specialist and nonspecialist audiences
  4. Critically reflect on knowledge, skills, and ability to provide psychological services in a community-based setting.

This unit forms part of the Master of Clinical Psychology course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). These Learning Outcomes link with the Master of Clinical Psychology course Learning Outcomes: 1 ( Apply culturally-sensitive advanced knowledge of psychological theories of the aetiology, presentation, and progression of psychological disorders across the lifespan and relevant international taxonomies of classification of psychological disorders), 2 (Apply advanced knowledge of psychological developmental and biopsychosocial models of health), 3 (Conduct culturally responsive assessment of psychological disorders), and 4 (Implement culturally-responsive, evidence-based, clinical psychology interventions). These Learning Outcomes also align with the 2019 APAC accreditation guidelines and in particular, Clinical Psychology guidelines 4.2.1, 4.2.2, and 4.2.3.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
3 - Presentation
4 - Case Study
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
4 - Case Study
3 - Presentation